Mother pleads for return of missing 3-year-old; ‘endangered child alert’ issued in Tennessee
GALLATIN, Tenn. (WBKO) - A mother is pleading for the return of her 3-year-old son, as law enforcement agencies continue searching for the child believed to be with his father.
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation issued an “endangered child alert” Tuesday for 3-year-old Noah Clare. He is believed to be with his father, Jacob Clare.
Noah is 3-foot-5, weighs 40 pounds, and has brown hair and blue eyes. Investigators said they may be in or going to the East Tennessee-Gatlinburg area and are likely traveling in a silver 2005 Subaru Legacy, Tennessee tag 42MY10, with several distinctive stickers on it.
Amanda Ennis, Noah’s mother, says the father is supposed to get Noah every other weekend following custody agreements. She said she dropped her son off with Jacob Clare on Friday night in Gallatin, Tennessee, WBKO reported.
Jacob Clare’s niece, 16-year-old Amber Clare, is believed to be with the father and son.
“I woke up Saturday morning at about 9:30 to phone calls from Amber’s family,” Ennis said. “Her mom said Amber had run away last night, she left two letters, and that they thought that she could be with Jake. And they knew that Jake and I were supposed to have open communication when it came to, you know when he had Noah. And so I called Jake’s phone and it went straight to voicemail.
“I’ve tried to text him, I’ve tried to contact him on social media, he’s not responded to anything phone goes straight to voicemail.”
Police say Amber was last seen at her home around 9:30 p.m. on Friday. They believe she left later that night or early Saturday morning.
Jacob and Amber Clare both live in Beaver Dam, Kentucky.
Jacob Clare is now wanted by several law enforcement agencies.
“Please keep sharing those posts. You know, there’s no telling where he’s at,” Noah’s uncle, Adam Ennis, said.
Anyone with information can call Gallatin Police at 615-451-3838 or Ohio County Central Dispatch at 270-298-4411.
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